Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), Luang Prabang

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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong). The compound, built in 1560 in typical Laotian style, consists of twenty structures, including shrines, pavilions, gardens of ornamental plants, and residences. Pay special attention to the gilded doors made of wood, which depict events from the Buddha's life. Also, visit many surrounding facilities, including a library, a drum tower, and a ceremonial barge. Make Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) part of your personalized Luang Prabang itinerary using our Luang Prabang family vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Wat Xieng thong made in 31 2102-2103 is a temple built more than 400 years as a design already. LAN Xang. It was built in the reign of thy brother. The walls of the temple are gold-plated walls down love story of Buddha's ten incarnations of black folk tales and Jataka Tales. The walls of the temple, with stained glass, cut the tailbone. On the ground, pink, Orange, is the story of the people and life at the time. Wat Xieng thong open from 6.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 20000 Kip per person admission
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  • August 16, 2017
    We we're lost there during a rainy afternoon and it is a better who we are has inspired great respect. It's a better calm that has something special...
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  • August 16, 2017
    One of the many temples of Laos, is not malice, but really seen a couple you've seen them all. However in the city is to see
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  • June 30, 2017
    The most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang, come visit here after 6 pm or before 7 am to avoid paying the entrance fee 20k (but the main halls are shut so you can only take photo from the outside) Better to visit both during the dawn and the dusk to see the beauty on the different sides of the temple.
  • May 25, 2017
    Visit if you are a culture-vulture who enjoys time travelling. We greatly appreciated the intricate details of the temples' interior and exterior!
  • June 15, 2017
    beautiful temple, the most famous in the city! nothing that you didn't miss in 1000 other temples but if you are here why not? ;)
  • April 29, 2017
    When I visit there, Fortunately I could see a ceremony for Buhhda. It was enjoyable experience. If there is not any ceremony, it is worth visiting for seeing Laos' cultures.
  • March 24, 2017
    Go late in the evening. The bank's of Mekong are nearby. You can see the monks work there and do their prayers. We even got to see them swim in the river.. Women should keep sleeves and shoulder covered or will have to pay 1 dollar rent.

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